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Practicing in the Omaha area since 2014, Dr. Samuelson trained at OrthoCarolina, where he was a part of the team coverage for the Carolina Panthers (NFL). Dr. Samuelson has served as a team physician to many of Omaha’s athletic programs, including the Omaha Beef and area high schools. He is an official team physician of Omaha Athletics.


ACL Injuries, Biceps Tear at the Elbow, Biceps Tear at the Shoulder, Broken Collarbone, Elbow UCL Tears, Knee Arthritis, Knee Ligament Injuries, Meniscus Tears, Patellar Dislocation, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Runner’s Knee (PFS), Frozen Shoulder, Labrum Tears (SLAP), Shoulder Arthritis, Shoulder Impingement, Shoulder Injuries, Shoulder Joint Tear, Separated Shoulder, Tommy John Injury, and less common conditions


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Ages treated: 8+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

Joint implants used: DePuy

Team Members

Valerie Bodlak-Harms

Valerie and Dr. Samuelson work alongside each other in clinic and surgery to provide comprehensive orthopedic and sports medicine care. With more than 5 years of experience together, Valerie often sees Dr. Samuelson's patients and they collaborate on their progress.


15 Years in Practice




  • OrthoCarolina | Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2014 (Shoulder, Elbow)
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | Orthopaedic Residency, 2013
  • University of Colorado Health Sciences | General Surgery Internship, 2008
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center | MD, 2007
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln | BA, 2003 (Chemistry)

Memberships & Awards


Patient Reviews

4.9 out of 5 (450 Ratings, 119 Comments)

5 stars
May 10, 2024
Gave me the attention I needed and gave me options to treat my injury as best as possible
5 stars
May 9, 2024
I am nothing but impressed by my surgical experience at OrthoNebraska. Each care provider was spectacular. They explained the entire process and helped me feel included. They ensured that I had all of my questions and concerns answered. I think OrthoNebraska serves as a model for what other healthcare facilities in Omaha could be like. I learned that several of the nurses that cared for me actually drive up from Lincoln to work at the facility. I am not surprised by this. I highly recommend Dr. Samuelson and Valerie (APP) to anyone with knee problems. I know this was only a small part of their role, but the card I received from the care team after the surgery was very meaningful and touching.
5 stars
Apr 30, 2024
Sorry, I got a mouthful of pizza. You guys were freaking awesome. Got me in quick. I just got an appointment on Monday. I was there on Tuesday. Kind of knew what was going on. I could tell right away that Doc knew what was going on. Doc understood that I was going to keep training. Just had to find a way to work around it. Gave me all my options, gave me a bunch of info, education. It's not the first time I've been with you guys. I've had an arm surgery with you guys, another knee issue with you guys. You guys are the best around. Super appreciated.
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